Washington, New Haven, and London: National gallery of Art and Yale University Press, 1991. Paperback. 4to. Illustrated paper wrappers with red spine panel and white title to spine. Slight wear to edges. Clean, tight interior with many illustrations throughout. 671 pages. ART/062006. Near Fine in Wraps.
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New York: Harry N. Abrams, (1972). Hardcover. Folio. Grey cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Slight browning to top edge of front paste down and free end page. Very Slight yellowing to edges of pages but barely noticeable. Else is clean and bright with 391 illustrations, including 18 in full color. Fold out catalog book at rear of book so you can read the catalog while looking at the illustrations. Dark blue illustrated dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. 353 pages + catalog. ART/062217. Very Good+ / Near Fine.
Atlanta, GA: Houston Llew. Limited edition. Number 151. Out of print. This piece of artwork created with molten glass on copper over a wooden frame features a martini glass with the quote by Dorothy Parker: "I like to have a martini, Two at the very most, Three I'm under the table, Four I'm under the host" printed on two of the sides. "When it comes to designing, Houston takes inspiration from the small moments of life that collectively create our experience. Each piece represents the icons we hold onto, the small slices of memory defining our existence and celebrating our human connection" (gallery statement). Size: 8.5 x 5.25 x 1.75 inches. Housed in original turquoise box with Collector's Guide booklet included. This piece can be displayed sitting or it can be hung. ART/070918. Fine.
New York: George Braziller, 1969. Hardcover. A facsimilie edition. Near fine in red cloth boards with device to cover and gilt title on spine. Interior pristine. Contains 139 color and gilt religious art plates with commentary in English facing each facsimilie page. Housed in a very good off-white slipcase with red title to spine and color illustration to front panel. A few scuff marks and spots of soiling to slipcase. A lovely book. Unpaginated. ILL/062416. Near Fine.
Philadelphia and New York: Chilton Books, 1965. Hardcover. 4to. Very good light brown cloth covered boards with black title to spine. Minor bumping to corners. Interior is clean and bright with color & black and white illustrations throughout. Brown and black illustrated price-clipped dust jacket with white title to front panel and black title to spine panel. Minor edge wear to dust jacket. Index, 282 pages. Art. ART310171. Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket.
Barcelona: Printed at The Private Space for Sandra March, 2012. One of 100 copies. This collection of booklets is the catalogue for Projecte Antomica, an inventive and thought-provoking project by Spanish book and installation artist, Sandra March. The booklets feature images of chastity belts, anatomical drawings of figures in enticing positions, altered historical paintings to depict dissections of breasts, and much more. One collage of nude self-portraits bears the slogan "My body is your battleground." This is a disturbing but fascinating project. March describes it as a "work that operates somewhere between the old and the new, plays with the imagination, and uses irony to discuss the excessive aestheticism of the current era,demystifying it. It consists of different parts organized around two themes, the representation of the human body and anatomy. The project and the book consist of eight pieces that are numbered and correlated. They allow the project to be considered as a whole or as independent parts. Various media were used in this project, including drawings, computer graphics, photography, and sculpture. The catalogue also includes two additional booklets - the prologue and the documentation. The latter has a bibliography and a physical description of each part of the catalogue. Text is in Spanish, Catalan, and English. In fine condition. The ten booklets are housed in a brown paper envelope that in turn is in a tulle bag. Each piece is 8 x 11 inches. Unpaginated. PRI/120414. Fine.
Paris: Le Jour, 1935. Pamphlet. Souvenir Program for an annual event organized by "Le Jour" in support of children's causes. The event had music, singing, and dancing. The program provides an interesting picture of the culture of Pre-WWII Paris. It has contributions from a number of well-known artists and writers that include Raoul Dufy, Marie Laurencin, Maeterlinck, Colette, Maurois, and Mauriac. The artists' contributions are full-page offset illustrations, but most delightful are the many color and black and white advertisements throughout. The creative and engaging ads are for such companies as Bon Marche, Worth, Guerlain, Fiat, Mumm, and many more. They are printed on various matte and glossy papers, with decorated silver front endpapers. Spiral bound in cream paper boards with title to front cover. Light soiling to cover but otherwise in near fine condition. Interior pages are also very good, with a couple of spots to rear free endpaper caused by tape used on glassine protector. Unpaginated. ART/091912. Very Good.
1972. Paper Wrappers. Oblong 4to. SCARCE. Includes an introduction and interview with Marino. Illustrated paper wrappers with white spine panel and grey title to spine. Clean, tight interior with illustrations. Clear jacket with maroon title printed to front panel. Several large closed tears to edges of jacket as well as chipping. IN ENGLISH, GERMAN, ITALIAN, and FRENCH. 33 pages plus plates. ART/080506. Very Good in Good Plus dj.
Serbia: 2003. Hardcover. One of 99 copies. SCARCE. Nis is one of the oldest cities in Europe. The artist Ljuba Markovic captures the architecture and history of this Serbian city with this collection. A green leatherette portfolio case houses several items: a CD, a collection of 36 postcards, a booklet describing each postcard image, a framed plaque, a collection of 50 limited edition prints, a description of each print, and a timeline of Nis. The prints are preceeded by a document stating that this is one of 99 copies of the collection of drawings "Vedutas of the Old Nis." It is sealed in wax and signed by the artist. The date of 25.12.2003 is printed on the document. Each print features a different building in Old Nis and is printed in dark brown ink. Each is approximately 13 inches long by 9.5 inches wide and all are suitable for framing.The framed plaque reproduces a seal of Nis from the 3rd century. The seal and label are mounted on red cloth which is framed with wood finished in gold. It is 8.5 inches wide by 12.5 inches tall and it has a a wire on the back for easy hanging. The postcard collection reproduces 36 of the large print images and the accompanying booklet describes each. A CD-Rom is also included. The portfolio that the items come in has three pockets and it fits into a larger brown cardboard portfolio with a brown reproduction of the Nis seal on the front panel. There is light wear to the edges of the inner portfolio. The outer cardboard portfolio has a large split along the edge of the top flap. All text is in English and Serbian. An interesting item that would make a nice gift. ART/011712. Fine in very good portfolio.
New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1990. Hardcover. First Edition. Signed and inscribed by Grace Hartigan "To Jacob with kind regards / Grace Hartigan / '03." This is the first monograph devoted to Grace Hartigan, one of the most important artists of New York' School of the 1950s. Hartigan (1922-2008) was an Abstract Expressionist known for her intensely colored paintings that often incorporated images from popular culture. She was the only woman artist included in MOMA's legendary The New American Painting exhibit that toured Europe in the late 1950s. She was friends with major artists of her time, including Jackson Pollock, Larry Rivers, Helen Frankenthaler, and Willem do Kooning. Hartigan moved to Baltimore in the 1960s, where she lived until her death. Fine in yellow cloth boards with white title to spine. Top corner of rear free endpage is creased. Includes 64 full color plates and 40 black and white illustrations. In fine illustrated color dust jacket. 156 pages. ART/080614. Fine / Fine.
New York and London: Columbia University Press, 1969. Hardcover. Oblong 4to. Red cloth covered boards with gitl title to spine. Interior is clean and bright and filled with photographic illustrations including many in full color. Olive green price clipped jacket with black and white title to front panel and to spine. Minor wear to jacket edges including chipping, creasing and a few closed tears. Fading to spine. Index, 245 pages. ART/021809. Very Good + in Very Good DJ.
New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1925. Paperback. 8vo. Black and grey illustrated paper wrappers with grey title to front wrapper and black title to spine. Chipping and creasing to edges of wrappers as well as minor rubbing. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. Index, 135 pages. GRE/013118. Very Good.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1923. Hardcover. 1 of 1200 copies. The essay was originally written for a meeting of the Friday Club of Chicago in February 1899. It was later printed by the American Park and Outdoor Art Association in pamphlet form. It has been republished here with the original illustrations and added reproductions of ancient and modern landscapes, pictures of Walden, and pictures of the McCormick's home at Lake Forest. Includes 56 illustrations of gardens from around the world such as the hanging gardens of Babylon, gardens of Versailles, Greek garden, Gardens of the Villa Albani in Rome, Kew Gardens in London, Lincoln Park in Chicago, Walden, and many more. Very good in beige cloth backed blue paper covered boards with paper title label to spine. The spine is a bit browned and there are a few small markings to the spine and rear board. Minor wear to the edges and gentle bumping to the corners. There are a few spots of foxing to the fore edge; otherwise, the interior is very clean. Printed on Fabriano paper with deckled edges. The essay is 31 pages and there are 56 plates. ART/070710. Very Good.
San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco / HarperCollins, (1993). Hardcover. SIGNED BY ARTIST. First edition. "This feast for the senses unites the stunning images of artist Thomas McKnight with the provocative musings of writer Annie Gottlieb to offer a dazzling armchair expedition, a shortcut to paradise, a journey into the soul" (jacket). Fine in grey cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front board. Pristine interior filled with full color reproductions of McKnight's artwork. Very good illustrated jacket with blue spine panel and gold title to spine. Light wear to edges of jacket and a few small blue pen marks to rear panel of jacket. 248 pages. ART/102109. Fine in very good jacket.
New York: Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, (1984). Hardcover. First edition. 4to. Red cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Pristine interior filled with beautiful illustrations in both black and white and color. Beige illustrated dust jacket. Two small light scratches to rear of dust jacket. 120 pages. ART/100909. Fine in Near Fine DJ.